1901-S $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
9040
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,596,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 22,750 R-2.7 48 / 73 TIE 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 5,000 R-4.0 48 / 73 TIE 118 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 11 / 73 TIE 19 / 148 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 22,750
60 or Better 5,000
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-4.0
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 48 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 48 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 118 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 148 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

I am sure that it will come as a surprise to most collectors to learn that the 1901-S is not a common date. The Half Eagle and Eagle of this date and mint are both very common, even in Gem condition, but the Double Eagle very definitely is not. That is not to say that the 1901-S Double Eagle is a great rarity, but it certainly is a very scarce date, if not a rare one, in gem condition. I have seen no more than a couple of true gems and not really all that many that were even choice Unc. Overall, the 1901-S is comparable to the 1888-S, 1892-S, 1893-S and 1905-S (not to mention the low mintage 1902 and 1906) and it is much rarer than the common 1901, especially in mint state. This date is another prime example of the fact that mintages can be very misleading in the determination of true rarity. I consider the 1901-S to be one of the most underrated dates in the Double Eagle series in uncirculated condition.